Anglo iron-ore port deepening under way

Anglo iron-ore port deepening under way

The Brazilian iron-ore port of mining company Anglo American is being deepened to increase the volume of ore that can be loaded on to the Cape-size vessels calling there.  The full 180 000 t volume that Cape-size ships offer cannot be taken up because of the lack of port depth.  High-quality iron-ore from Anglo’s low-cost […]

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Eskom seeks 25% immediate tariff hike in ‘selective’ reopener to Nersa

The National Energy Regulator (Nersa) confirmed on Friday that it had received Eskom’s application for the selective reopening of the final three years of the third multi-year price determination (MYPD3) decision, which began on April 1, 2013 and will continue until March 31, 2018. Print Send to Friend 5 0 Should the application be approved, […]

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UCT names first woman head of engineering faculty

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has appointed Department of Chemical Engineering head Professor Alison Lewis as dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment  – the first woman to receive such an appointment. Lewis had headed the Department of Chemical Engineering since 2013, after having moved up through the department’s ranks since July […]

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African Ministers call for strong universal climate agreement.

Ministers from governments across Africa have renewed their call for a strong, new universal climate-change agreement and increased flows of funds, including through market and finance opportunities, sufficient to fulfil Africa’s development aspirations, at the day-long Ministerial segment at Africa Carbon Forum 2015 hosted by the Kingdom of Morocco. With countries set to approve a […]

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Employees seek damages from Sasol over coal dust exposure.

Twenty two current and former employees of South African petrochemicals group Sasol have filed a civil claim against its mining unit, regarding illnesses allegedly contracted while they worked for the company. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the employees by Richard Spoor, whose legal battle against a South African asbestos mining company led to […]

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Management, NUM agree to end manganese strike.

Mine management and the local leadership of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) have reportedly jointly agreed to end the unprotected strike at the BHP Billiton-managed Hotazel manganese operations in the Northern Cape. Print Send to Friend 0 0 BHP Billiton South Africa communications manager Patrick Wadula said in a media statement sent to Creamer […]

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Transnet announces new leaders for ports, engineering units.

    State-owned freight transport group Transnet has announced that Richard Vallihu has been appointed CEO of Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) from April 1, following the retirement of Tau Morwe. Vallihu, who has hitherto headed Transnet Engineering (TE), would be replaced by Thamsanqa Jiyane, who will also join the group executive committee from April […]

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Mine health & safety

South Africa produces 10% of the world’s gold, and has 40% of the world’s known resources. It is estimated that 36 000 tons (t) of undeveloped resources – about one third of the world’s unmined gold – still remains. These ores are increasingly difficult to exploit due to the great depths where they are situated […]

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